A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Where’s my snow?

Emilie Phillips

It’s mid January in New Hampshire, and it just won’t snow. Every day is partly sunny and around freezing. The snow depth map for the state is depressing. It hasn’t gotten better since our (Too) Early Season Run Down the Sherburne Here’s the snow depth as of today Four inches is not enough to cover […]

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Skiing Beaver Creek in Colorado

February 23, 2020
Emilie Phillips

We started our vacation with a day of lift serve skiing at Beaver Creek Resort. We thought it prudent, before skiing up to our backcountry hut, to spend a day at lower elevation. We stayed the night in Avon at 7,400′. In the morning, it was pouring buckets of snow. The locals complained the snow […]

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Top Posts of 2020

Emilie Phillips

For the fun of it, I decided to look back at my posts from 2020. Which ones were most popular? And which ones do I really like? The first thing that popped out at me, is how many really important trips I didn’t post about. I hadn’t even finished posting the photos from the family […]

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Hike Cadillac Mountain

November 28, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Saturday after Thanksgiving, Tyson found a loop to Cadillac Mountain that we could hike from our rental cottage. It was great. We hiked from the cottage, down the road, and into the woods. The first part of the trail was a long boardwalk across a wetland. We found some of the flora described on the […]

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My dad rented a 10th Mountain hut in Colorado for our winter 2020 family vacation. The cabin, Seipel Hut, is a small off grid cabin. It has no running water and no electricity. It has a good kitchen with a propane stove and propane lights. The outhouse is right next to the cabin with a […]

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One last trip to Maine for the year

December 29, 2020
Emilie Phillips

I was so busy most of December preparing for the holidays that I didn’t get out flying much. Yesterday I finally remembered my two flying goals for this year — log as many flights as Tyson and get up to 40 hours for the year. At the beginning of December, I was 5 hours short […]

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Chocorua via Champney Falls

December 27, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Tyson joined the Wonalancet Out Door Club because they maintain the trails in the Sandwich range. They also publish a trail map to the range. It’s the best trail map! Not only does it have the hiking trails, it has the cross country ski trails and the snowmobile trails. It has obvious colors for wilderness […]

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First lift serve of the year

December 19, 2020
Emilie Phillips

The first thing we saw when we arrived at Crotched was a line of people from the base of the mountain to halfway across the parking lot. We almost turned around and went home then. It’s early season, so we usually spend some time at a lift serve ski area practicing technique and protecting our […]

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